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16Mar 23
Trust is Easy to Lose and Hard to Gain. So Are Farmers.

Trust is Easy to Lose and Hard to Gain. So Are Farmers.

The grocery industry is once again facing a food labeling scandal that could send shockwaves around the globe. An established UK retailer, known for sourcing only “the best British beef,” is embroiled in a criminal investigation for alleged fraud, following accusations they have been selling “large volumes” of pre-packed meat and deli products originally sourced from South America and Europe. Exactly 10 years on from the infamous “horsegate” scandal, where horsemeat was fraudulently included in processed beef products, leading retailers…

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01Mar 23
Testing Times blog

Testing Times

Congratulations! You’ve decided to make a commitment to non-GMO certification to meet the rapidly growing public demand for products free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or genetically modified ingredients. You’ve carefully read AGW’s Non-GMO standards, submitted your application, and completed your first audit. You eagerly anticipate your certificate arriving in your mailbox. But after a few weeks, you start to wonder what could be taking so long? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Let’s explore what happens to your…

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14Apr 22

Global First as UK Farm Receives Regenerative Certification by A Greener World

A Greener World is thrilled to announce Challacombe Farm in Devon, UK as the world’s first Certified Regenerative by AGW farm. This innovative certification provides a whole-farm assurance of sustainability, measuring benefits for soil, water, air, biodiversity, infrastructure, animal welfare and social responsibility. As public interest in sustainability continues to increase and broaden in scope, the demand for rigorous, meaningful assurances of responsible farming practices has grown. Building on its successful family of leading labels, AGW’s Certified Regenerative programme is…

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16Feb 22
Fake Meat

It’s a crazy idea… but can’t we just eat real food?

You might have heard about Veganuary recently, a relatively new campaign held in January and beyond to encourage people to take up a vegan diet. As the Veganuary website states, the ultimate aim is to achieve “a fully vegan world.” Veganuary appears to be piggy-backing on the growing public interest in the links between our dietary choices and climate change, born from years of critical media headlines that “all meat is bad for the environment,” as well as controversial global…

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17Jan 22
What is “Regenerative”? 9 Reasons You Should Care blog

What is “Regenerative”? 9 Reasons You Should Care

Regenerative farming is our best hope for feeding ourselves without destroying the planet. But what does “regenerative” really mean? Here’s our definition—and 9 reasons why you should care about it. To “regenerate” means to be formed or created again, restored to a better, higher, or more worthy state, to generate or produce anew, or to restore to original strength or properties (source: Merriam Webster). At A Greener World, we see regenerative farming as a set of life-promoting practices that improves…

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